Look out below Thelma and Louise!
Originally Posted by muyoso
I'm not trying to offend, but sometimes expressing differing viewpoints is appropriate in public forums, and other times, particularly when things get more heated or personal, private messages are more appropriate.
I don't think it is fair for you to feel free to make comments on the thread, but if anyone has an objection to what you said, they must only reply via PM. It sort of sounds like that is what you are suggesting. You may not have meant it in that way, but it seems to read that way. So, I agree and disagree with that viewpoint. I do think there is a proper way to respond in a public thread, but that certain things should be reserved for private conversations.
I'm sorry you are feeling attacked in your postings. One reason you feel that people take issue with a lot of your posts is because your posts might tend to be more provocative than the average. A provocative post encourages response...particularly from those whose opinion differs from yours. As an example, you said earlier you would buy up 10...it was only after someone expressed opposition to that concept when you said it was likely there would be a limit of 1 or 2 units per person. If you knew that from the outset, why did you choose to say you would get 10? You either deliberately or subconsciously chose to make a more provocative statement that would be more likely to get a response. So you shouldn't act surprised or offended. If such responses do offend, consider reducing the 'provocative' language or statements to something less likely to be misunderstood.
Regarding the issue of buying up multiple units of a very limited stock of a product highly sought after, I happen to think it is unkind to your fellow man, woman, child, nerd, etc. to buy up so many for the purpose of making a profit at the expense of others who might also have put in the effort but gotten there a few seconds behind you. But I agree with you that it is likely there will be a limit on what one person can purchase. I appreciate any authorized seller in taking that measure.
Profit can be good, but there are ways to earn profit that are not so cut-throat. I think it would be better to look out for our fellow man, woman, child, nerd...dog...etc., rather than find ways to maximize our profit at their expense. Profit, yes. Care for our human family (ok, you can include pets too...and maybe your favorite wild animal, but that's it!) is also important and should be considered in how we conduct ourselves in business and fun.
Did I dislodge too many rocks from the cliff? Sorry...I'm a bit fascinated with cliffs...can't resist going over them...if I'm rappelling! Of course, I enjoy going up and over them more!
Oh yeah, and to sort of steer this behemoth of a discussion back to the original topic...I wish I could take a quick trip to China and find one of these! I like the rubberized back idea for sure.
Cheers and always remember..."Don't worry...be happy!"